UTRGV Vaqueros (10-9) vs. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (13-7)
January 25, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -10.5 / UTRGV Vaqueros +10.5 ; Over/Under: 156.5
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The UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks meet Wednesday in college basketball action from William R. Johnson Coliseum. Texas-Rio Grande Valley is an even 10-10 after losing to Sam Houston on Saturday. As for Stephen F. Austin they’re 13-7 and coming off a loss to Sam Houston last Thursday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley managed wins over SW Adventist, St. Francis IL, Western Illinois, Northern Arizona, Texas A&M-CC, Houston Christian (twice) and Southwestern Christian in the first 16 games. The Vaqueros are 2-2 since then with wins over Abilene Christian and Chicago State.
On Saturday versus Sam Houston, UTRGV was down 36-33 going into the second half. The Vaqueros were outscored 47-31 from there and lost 83-64. Justin Johnson led the way on 29 points with four rebounds.
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
Over on the Stephen F. Austin side, they lost to Alcorn State, Quinnipiac, Middle Tennessee, Northwestern State and Furman in their first 16 games. The Lumberjacks are 2-2 since then with losses to Southern Utah and Sam Houston.
Matched up against Sam Houston last Thursday, the Lumberjacks took a 41-36 lead into halftime. Stephen F. Austin was outscored 40-30 from there and lost 76-71. Roti Ware led the team on 24 points and five rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stick with Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks haven’t gotten good results over their last two games, losing by nine to Southern Utah and giving away a lead to Sam Houston. That said, Stephen F. Austin has gone 7-2 in their last nine outings and they generally score pretty well in the right matchups. As for UTRGV, they’ve hit 73 or more points in three of their last four games so this one could get interesting. I’m leaning Stephen F. Austin but probably staying away.